Hi guys! We started integral word problems today. I am very confused and could use some help with the following;(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

A particle is moving along a straight line accelerating at a constant rate of 5 m/s^2. Find the initial velocity if the particle moves 60m in the first 4 seconds.

Now, I have been able to do problems similar to these in the past, however without having an equation to start off with, I am confused to where I even begin.

t=4s

distance=60m

accelerating= 5 m/s^2

initial velocity=?

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# Homework Help: Finding Initial Velocity from Rate, Distance, and Time

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